Why we started Lily CBD...
Thirty-five years ago, in the week leading up to my parents’ wedding, my mother got into a car accident. It was not life-threatening, but it was her second, and not her last.
Adrenaline got her through. Soon after they were married, the pain set in and she’s been dealing with it ever since. It has been a daily struggle - contributing to her fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, and the mental pain of the physical issues persisting.
It wasn’t until about eight years ago when experiencing my own deep-seated pain that I finally understood how my mother had felt for all those years. It inspired my new journey to try and help her, day by day, to feel alive again.
What began with healthy eating and more radical forms of exercise, ultimately lead us to cannabis…
In 2016, a friend’s mother had been growing CBD-potent flowers in her backyard, juicing it, and taking shots in the morning to help her inflammation.
We asked her to ship us what she was taking, but unfortunately, it never arrived.
While we never received the cannabis, the plant opened us up to a potential new way of helping my mom. Over time, CBD products became slightly more available on the East Coast, and in October 2017, we were finally able to try some. We saw early positive results, and the rest is history. She’s been using CBD ever since, and it has directly resulted in a decrease in her physical pain.
Lily CBD is dedicated to my mother, Judy and all the great caring, stylish, entrepreneurial and strong women in my life. Specifically, my Brooklyn great-grandmothers, Lilian and Molly, for whom the company is named.
Hopefully, over time, we can help our extended friends and family with a chance to feel alive.
With love & good health.
-Russell and the Lily CBD Family
Giving Back Is Fundamental
Which is why we are dedicated to helping give back, however we can. 5% of all sales go to organizations focused on social injustice and mental health.
A few of the organizations we support...
Dedicated to repairing the past and continuing harms of the criminalization of cannabis.
Provides Surf Therapy to children with special needs or disability.
Bails Black Mother's and caregivers so they can spend Mother’s Day with their families
Works to help repair the harms of the War on Drugs.
Rethinks accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals with unique abilities.
Every day we will do our best to...
...lead with a focus on integrity, the impact of our product, and our partners.
...champion diversity and inclusivity in our organization, community, and industry.
...give back to communities who have been impacted by prohibition and injustice.
...set the standard of “Is it safe for my grandma to take?”
...adjust packaging to lower our environmental impact.
...go above and beyond to support our clients, and partners.
...get our hands dirty & have some fun!